ALBERT M. SNELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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"For those Aphthae described to us by the ancient founders of Medicine are to us so diverse, that they differ in every climate." (Vincent Ketelaer: "De aphthis nostratibus, seu Belgarum Sprouw," 1669.)
The classic descriptions of Hillary (1759), Manson (1880) and van der Burg (1880) not only established the clinical syndrome of tropical sprue in the medical literature, but served in a sense to establish certain geographical limits within which the disease was normally confined. The original conception that sprue is found only in certain tropical and subtropical climates has been vigorously supported by authorities on tropical medicine
SNELL AM. TROPICAL AND NONTROPICAL SPRUE (CHRONIC IDIOPATHIC STEATORRHEA): THEIR PROBABLE INTERRELATIONSHIP*. Ann Intern Med. 1939;12:1632–1671. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-12-10-1632
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(10):1632-1671.
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